WASHINGTON— U.S. President Donald Trump signed a decree on Monday saying the United States recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory that Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war.
Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at the White House at noon Monday for his meeting with US President Donald Trump in the shadows of Hamas’ missile attack on Central Israel.
Following the meeting Netanyahu is scheduled to fly directly back to Israel forgoing the rest of his planned schedule, which included a speech to AIPAC tomorrow, a meeting with Congressional leaders and a dinner meeting with President Trump.
Netanyahu is expected to speak with Trump about the attack and Israel’s response.
Before the meeting Trump is expected to sign a declaration recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan.